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44 new rice varieties in Asia and Africa

posted Jan 22, 2015, 7:25 PM by
In 2013, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released 44 new and improved rice varieties, continuing the decades-long mission of using rice science to reduce hunger. Around half of the current global population—or about 3.5 billion people—relies on rice as a source of sustenance and livelihood. (This article was published in February 2014)